Truck Update 11/7/18

  • Covered foam rubber passthrough plug
  • Reduced length of driver side right arm rest to clear gear shift
  • Test fit passthrough plug
  • Started troubleshooting cab speaker issue
  • Fastened carpet along door edge (both sides)
  • Secured loose edge on driver side carpeted door panel
  • Researched fuel injection pump governor adjustment
  • Researched and ordered candidate cab speakers
  • Sent inquires about:
    • Air dryer desiccant cartridge
    • Forward and rear drive shaft boots
    • Injection pump hand primer pump
    • Locking gas cap
    • Fuel injection pump adjustment
  • Designed basic layout of under kitchen counter support
  • Cut wood for under kitchen counter support
  • Assembled, glued, and screwed under kitchen counter support
  • Started making supports for under counter gray water tank and fuel alcohol storage
  • Bonded tank standoff strips to kitchen cabinet rear panel
  • Started making support base for kitchen pantry
  • Started making storage locations for large kitchen items
  • Made and installed cast iron frying pan mount plate
  • Purchased kitchen cabinet material
  • Worked on build sequence and scheduling
  • Bonded and cut plywood base for kitchen pantry
  • Applied thread locker to kitchen pantry assembly bolts
  • Added 2 additional slides to slide out / cutting board
  • Started bed frame and kitchen wall design
  • Ordered rubber drive shaft boots, fuel pump primer, and air dryer cartridge (Eurotruck Importers)
  • Inquired about charge controller and battery maintenance from Battle Born
  • Started picking preliminary dates for summer 2019 Canada / Alaska trip
  • Double checked internal dimensions and squareness of habitat
  • Selected plywood thickness for walls and bed structure
  • Fabricated corral for fuel alcohol storage
  • Received water pump

We are starting to transition from truck/cab work to internal habitat work. We have been doing a lot of schedule and task planning behind the scenes. We have a big list of tasks required to finish the truck. We have the list divided into several categories based on type of work and with a goal of starting test trips in the next 2 months. Some things can wait until spring, so we are concentrating on getting the truck ready for basic uses. A lot of the upcoming work is centered around designing small details of the habitat interior.

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